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Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes

Mouthwash kills bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth but too much use has been linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes and prediabetes. How can use of the antibacterial fluid cause these metabolic disorders?

Public Health November 25, 2017

Baltimore School Dental Program In Hot Water After Removing Third Grader’s Teeth Without Permission

Baltimore mother Shanda Flemming was furious when her 9-year-old son Michael came home from school in tears, with a swollen mouth, and with three of his teeth missing.

Public Health January 26, 2017

Dental Clinic Offers Free Dental Care To Uninsured Children

Uninsured kids received free dental services at Kool Smiles in Baltimore. The event called 'Sharing Smiles Day' provided kids with free tooth extraction, filling, root canal procedures and dental health education.

Public Health May 16, 2016

Oral Health Of UK Kids Getting Worse: NHS Chief

The oral health of kids in the UK is becoming worse, an NHS report states. The rate of extraction due to severe tooth decay rose in the past four years, signifying lack of adequate primary care.

LIFE February 29, 2016

Oral Bacteria Could Be Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer: Study

The oral bacteria that cause gum disease may be linked to the development of esophageal cancer. The study sheds light in the importance of oral hygiene and measures to promote dental health.

LIFE February 28, 2016

Dentists Concerned That Too Many Children Have Rotten Teeth

Packages of sugary snacks and drinks should contain photos of dental decay warnings, similar to those in cigarette packs, says Prof. Nigel Hunt of the RCS.

LIFE July 15, 2015

Too Lazy to Floss? Chewing Gum Removes as Much Bacteria as Flossing

Chewing spearmint gum for ten minutes removes an amount of germs comparable to those achieved by brushing the teeth and flossing, findings of a new study show.

LIFE January 27, 2015

Poor People, Fewer Teeth. Eight Fewer to be Precise: Study

Is economic standing telling of oral health? Yes, according to a study, showing people in low-income bracket are likelier to have dental problems than the rich.

Society November 20, 2014

Vigorous exercise may harm your teeth: Study

During workout, athletes exhibited reduced saliva production and changes in the acidity of their spit, which could lead to tooth decay. Oral cavities also tend to be more prevalent in athletes who train more often and for longer hours.

LIFE September 24, 2014

Why do Olympians and top caliber athletes get an F for dental hygiene?

Olympians are the epitome of the ideal human body and capability but they are not so great where dental health is concerned. It appears that many Olympians have neglected their oral health, bad enough to bar them from joining the games.

LIFE May 18, 2014

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